naked toes

Yep, you read that right. I have naked toes. And uncovered arms.

And today I might even have raised a sweat as hubby and I walked along the cliff tops in glorious sunshine.
So I am  going to ignore the next week’s forecast of a return to miserable cold and rain and declare “Spring has arrived”

I even killed my first blowie today.

It’s  a little amusing to admit that after all this bitching and whinging about our winter, I am excited beyond belief that in only 36 days I will be trading it willingly for three weeks of Fall.

36 days.

Months of planning and saving and it is now just a little over a month.

I am back to full-time work. That is the main reason I have been a little quiet here.
Just for a month while someone is on holidays so the extra money will be nice.
I am just about over this lurgy too. Two weeks so far of coughing, and a voice that comes and goes with a less than delightful squeak and rasp.

Not fun.

What is fun, I think, is this now finished painting.
My kookaburra (who needs a proper name)


Very happy with it too.

18″ x 36″ Oil/acrylic on canvas.

Not sure what I will do with it now. Obviously it is for sale.
I think it might rate as an exhibition piece so perhaps I might do that in the New Year.

Now I just need to pick a new project.

Talking projects, a lot of you know of my friend “Rabbit’ as he was known here in the blogging community.
If not, he is the person I give the most credit to for getting me started in my painting.

When I “met” him, it was his edgy writing, the slight darkness and his big heart that attracted me.
His art has passion, beauty and pain, and encourages you to think.
And as we became close friends, only then did I learn, what a life journey he has traveled and the challenges he has faced.

Although he doesn’t blog so much anymore, he has been busy building a presence on YouTube and has been making videos as his drag identity “Dazey Mayhem”.
Some of these are lipsyncs, some are reviews of last season’s Ru Paul Drag Race.
Recently he has joined a group of other queens as part of a You Tube channel “The Galactic Collective”.

Now you guys might be sitting there thinking “blah blah, there she goes, pimping a mate” and you are kinda right.

In Dazey’s latest video for this channel she covers a serious and very personal topic. The reality that is living with HIV.
Now I am gong to put the clip just here and let you go check it out if you would like to.

It is an important message. I hope you take the time to watch what she has to say. HIV hasn’t gone away, it still doesn’t have a cure and it doesn’t discriminate.

I finish my US adventure with a week with Rabbit.  Finally meeting him  and hopefully creating art together.  Hubby insisted that it be the last part of the trip as he thinks I am going to find it very difficult to tear myself away.  There may very well be tears at Dallas airport.

Time to get off my butt and go hang another load of washing out in this lovely sunshine.  Might even dust off the barbie tonight and do burgers.

Keep smiling





5 thoughts on “naked toes

  1. I think your definition of “blowie” and what I’ve come to know it to mean are vastly different (just go to Urban Dictionary and type in “blowie” and you’ll see what I mean). As you are excited by Spring, I too am excited for the changing of the seasons. I love me some Autumn.
    Dazey Mayhem is a pretty great Drag name. HIV is very serious still, he’s right. I don’t think anyone can deny it’s a pandemic. There has been news recently that there may be a breakthrough in an HIV prevention pill. It’s still in its nascent stages, but it’s encouraging.

  2. Love the painting, always so lovely. We’re coming into the fall here in the US. Dreading it very much honestly, it was 72 degrees in the house the morning … Needed a hoodie I think. How cool you’re traveling to the US, should be a blast!! Enjoy and have a great week! -hanging in there

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